I'm planning a trip to St. John in Feb/March time frame of this year. I'm trying to figure out how long I want to stay on St. John and if I want to move part way through my trip to a second island to experience more of the area. I've never been to the Caribbean before and am thinking of anywhere between a 7-10 night stay.
I was debating on 5-7 nights in St. John and 2-3 on a second island (Tortola, St. Croix, or Virgin Gorda possibly). Or just 7 nights in St. John with maybe a day trip somewhere else. I want quiet peaceful nature based vacation, not busy city life.
Things that I'm taking into consideration are budget (don't have unlimited funds but figured it's cheaper to see a second island while I'm here than to fly back later). I'm sure I'll be back at some point to check out other areas of the Caribbean but I don't tend to be a traveler that goes back to someplace I've been more than once since there's so many new places to go. So this is potentially a way for me to hit 2 of the islands in the area. I could picture myself doing a future vacation just to Virgin Gorda so I was thinking I might be better to go to a different island than that if it was just for 2 days or so.
I want to relax and slow down but also know that I love to explore new places and see new things. I don't know, what would you do?